I own a 2000 Mercury Cougar and I have no major issues with my vehicle. Has 125k miles and have owned it for 2 years now.
Just get the check engine codes from a local auto part store like AutoZone or O'Reilly Auto Parts. They will do this for free.
You don't need to panic just because the light is on. It could be as simple as a $5 sensor causing the light.
The newer model Cougars do have poor fuel pumps and some models even had a recall on them depending on vehicles VIN number. You should ask your dealer about this to see if your vehicle is included.
Friday, November 28th, 2008 AT 10:25 AM